Kitchen Renovation: Floor Tile
It’s floor day y’all! I know I’m going to say this about every aspect of the process but this might be one of my favorite parts of the kitchen reno! Our vinyl floors were so gross and dirty (vinyl is all I’ve ever known) that I don’t know if I’m more excited to see the new tile down or to see the old tile go!
Here is the room after demo and before the tile installation.
At first I wasn’t sure what to do with the flooring situation. I love the porcelain faux wood tiles but I knew it wouldn’t look very good next to the real hardwoods in our dining space. My parents have it in a bathroom in their lake house though and it’s fabulous!
Originally I wanted to continue the hardwoods into the kitchen from our living room/dining room area but ultimately I decided I wanted to break up the space a bit since we have such an open concept first floor.
My parents also have this Leonia Silver tile from Lowes in their laundry room and I’ve always loved it! It’s the perfect neutral gray and I like the 6″ x 24″ size. And just like that we have a winner!
The installation was a breeze thanks to the Lowes crew! They were on time, worked diligently, and even went to the store and helped me pick out the perfect grout when I realized the wrong color had been delivered. Seriously I couldn’t have asked for more and they were completely finished in less than a day.
We tried to figure out how to do a herringbone pattern or a rug pattern in the middle of the space but our kitchen is so small that it just wouldn’t work. So we went with a typical brick pattern and I love it!! The grout color is Mapei unsanded grout in warm gray.
So what do you think? If you need a great neutral but contemporary tile selection I highly recommend the Leonia Silver from Lowes!
So there you have it! Next up is the shiplap wall!
Here is the design plan again in case you missed it and you can read the other updates here, here, and here :)
Make sure to check back tomorrow for Part 2 of my Fall Home Tour!
**Lowes provided the floor tile for the kitchen makeover. All of the raving reviews are my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that support Simple Stylings**
Beautiful! If you don’t mind me asking, how has your tile held up over the past couple of years? I’m thinking about putting this in my kitchen but have read some mixed reviews. Have you had problems with the tiles chipping or cracking? Thank you!
Hi Laura! My tile has held up wonderfully! No chips or cracks at all and we’re pretty hard on them. They have only been down for just under a year and a half. Hope that helps!
Do you remember what color of grout was used? I see the bag and brand, but not the color. The result is nothing less of stunning.
Hi Ashley! Thank you for your patience! I can’t believe I left that off the original post and I had to search for the bag and just found it. It’s from Lowe’s and it’s Mapei Unsanded Grout in warm gray https://www.lowes.com/pd/MAPEI-Ultracolor-Plus-FA-10-lb-Warm-Gray-Sanded-Unsanded-Powder-Grout/1000057513
Thanks for reading!
We’ve been stumbling around the internet and found your blog along the way.
We love your work! What a great corner of the internet :)
Thank you so much!
I think the choice to go with this floor option is great! It creates a nice flow and I love the color. In my mind, white kitchens are always on top, because they call for clean and sanitary associations in my mind. Overall, good choice!
Thank you so much David!
While I think this would have been beautiful in a herringbone pattern, I actually really love the way it looks straight! It’s a beautiful, neutral tile, and I’m sure it’s going to fit in gorgeously with the rest of your space. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks so much Rachel!!
We chose this same tile for our bathroom; but after bringing a sample home, decided to go one shade darker (same brand/tile though). We have loved this tile from Lowes! So much that we just used it in our laundry room as well. I know you’ll be pleased with it :)
Here’s some of the photos of our tile:
Ooh good to know and glad you love it!!! So far so good here! Thanks for the picks, I do love that darker shade too!
Absolutely beautiful, Summer! I know you’re anxious for the next step!
Thanks so much Jennifer!
It’s coming along!! My mouth is watering just thinking about the meals you will be cooking me ;)
You know it!!!
Do you mind sharing an approximate cost of the installation (if the tile/labor hadnt been gifted)? What is the size of the room?
Hi Megan! If I remember correctly the cost of the tile is $2.29 per square foot and we had approximately 100 sq. ft. The install and supplies estimated around $1050. Hope that helps!
So pretty Summer!! Can’t wait to see the next step!
Thanks so much Lisa!